Local January 11, 2011 | 10:30 am

A 3.6 tremor shakes eastern Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO. – A 3.6 magnitude tremor was felt Tuesday morning in eastern Altagracia Province, with no reports of injuries or damages so far.

Although minor quakes are common in that part of the country, a resident of the provincial capital Higuey contacted by phone said the tremor wasn’t felt in the city.

Meanwhile the Santo Domingo State University (UASD) Seismology Institute reports that quake took place in Saona Island(southeast).

Seismology Institute director Eugene Polanco said the tremor occurred at 4:45 a.m., 137 kilometers in depth, calling it “routine.”

From the USGD: Earthquake Details This event has been reviewed by a seismologist. Magnitude 3.4 Date-Time Friday, January 07, 2011 at 18:23:53 UTC Friday, January 07, 2011 at 02:23:53 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 18.545°N, 68.765°W Depth 144.8 km (90.0 miles).

Regio: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Distances 10 km (6 miles) SW (215°) from Higuey, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic 25 km (16 miles) ENE (59°) from La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic 38 km (24 miles) SE (131°) from El Seybo, El Seybo, Dominican Republic 125 km (78 miles) E (88°) from SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic.

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 6.6 km (4.1 miles); depth +/- 1.7 km (1.1 miles) Parameters NST= 12, Nph= 12, Dmin=40.7 km, Rmss=0.37 sec, Gp=184°,

M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=0 Source Puerto Rico Seismic Network, University of Puerto Rico Event ID pr11007001.

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